Human Resources: Upcoming Programs
September 17, 2013, Volume 60, No. 5
Professional and Personal Development
Improve your skills and get ahead in your career by taking advantage of the many development opportunities provided by Human Resources. You can register for programs by visiting knowledgelink.upenn.edu or by contacting Learning and Education at (215) 898-3400.
Brown Bag Matinee: Time Management—A Productivity Plan; October 1; noon-1 p.m.; free.Gain a deeper understanding of the importance of effectively managing your time. This video will help you identify time-wasting practices that can consume your day. Learn how to efficiently plan meetings and office work flow, set long- and short-term goals, minimize office interruptions, avoid procrastination and delegate work.
Buying a Home Through Penn’s Home Ownership Program; October 8; noon-1 p.m.; free. Join us for a workshop to discover how you can use Penn’s Home Ownership Program to buy a home—or make home improvements—in the West Philadelphia neighborhood. You’ll learn about eligibility requirements as well as other resources to help you with the home-buying process, like educational workshops on credit, loans and related topics. If you are interested in living in the greater West Philadelphia neighborhood, join us at this session to learn more about the program and our services.
Enhancing Your Personal and Professional Career Development through the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI); October 10; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. The more you understand about yourself, the better your decisions will be and the more effectively you will be able to implement those decisions. Your personality preferences can help you decide what you want to do and how to improve your chances of getting what you want. In addition to your abilities, skills, interest and values, learn how your MBTI results and personality type impact your personal development—and your career. Join us for this 3-hour interactive session to expand your knowledge of the MBTI test and analyze your results. Note: if you register for this session you must complete an online self-assessment prior to the class. You will receive an email prior to the session with instructions on how to complete the self-assessment.
Career Focus Brown Bag: Stress Management in Practice; October 18; 11 a.m.-noon; free. Stressful situations occur in even the best workplaces. Some stress is good, but too much can negatively affect our performance on the job and be detrimental to our health. In this session, we will explore how stress impacts us and learn strategies and techniques to reduce and manage stress in our lives and on the job.
Brown Bag Matinee: Diffusing Hostility; October 24; 1-2 p.m.; free. Learn a practical approach to understanding—and eliminating—hostility in the workplace. This video will show you how to better understand other people’s anger and your own feelings and behaviors when you’re confronted by anger. You’ll also learn about the causes of anger and hostility and how to transform a confrontation into a positive resolution.
Mastering Time and Task Management; October 24; 9 a.m.-noon; $75. The course will equip you with the tools, knowledge, insights and skills to make you more effective and productive. You’ll learn how to plan each day, prioritize tasks, say “no” to nonessential tasks, delegate, limit distractions and manage multiple priorities and tasks more efficiently.
Brown Bag Matinee: Giving and Receiving Feedback; October 31; noon-1 p.m.; free. Successful completion of this course will increase your knowledge and ability to: implement a five-step process for giving effective feedback, choose language that conveys the specific results you want, support your message with appropriate body language, implement the three keys to receiving feedback, avoid defensive reactions when receiving feedback and evaluate feedback and determine its importance and validity.
Quality of Worklife Workshops
Dealing with the demands of work and your personal life can be challenging. These free workshops, sponsored by Human Resources and led by experts from Penn’s Employee Assistance Program and Quality of Worklife Department, offer information and support for your personal and professional life challenges. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration or contact Human Resources at (215) 573-2471 or email@example.com
Relaxing Ways to Manage Your Stress; October 15; noon–1 p.m.; free. A heavy workload, long hours at the office, and a growing list of family responsibilities can be overwhelming. But simple breathing and relaxation exercises can help you de-stress—and we’ll show you how! Come learn different breathing and muscle relaxation tips you can use every day at work and at home. You’ll participate in a number of guided imagery exercises to help you make stress management a lifelong habit.
Fielding Requests for Flexible Arrangements and Tips for Managing Flexible Work and Workers; October 23; noon-1 p.m.; free. This brief tutorial will show you how to evaluate proposals for flexible work arrangements. Learn how to say no when necessary and yes when appropriate—with clarity about the priority for meeting business needs.
Healthy Living Workshops
Get the tools you need to live well year-round. From expert nutrition and weight loss advice to exercise and disease prevention strategies, we can help you kick-start your body and embrace a healthy lifestyle. These free workshops are sponsored by Human Resources. For complete details and to register, visit www.hr.upenn.edu/myhr/registration and choose Health Promotions from the Browse by Category section. Or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chair Yoga; October 2; noon–1 p.m.; free. Interested in trying yoga but don’t know where to start? Join us for our chair yoga series. You get the same benefits of a regular yoga workout (like increased strength, flexibility and balance) but don’t have to master complex poses. Chair yoga can even better your breathing and teach you how to relax your mind and improve your wellbeing.
Grocery Shopping on a Budget; October 17; noon-1 p.m.; free. Learn how to shop smarter and healthier with expert tips from a dietician. You’ll hear about sustainability, seasonality of ingredients, farmer’s markets and CSAs (community shared agriculture). You’ll also get to sample some healthy snacks with an apple and yogurt tasting.
—Division of Human Resources
Related: Penn Family Day: October 26